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Presentation of the 13th annual joint Arthur D. Little / Exane BNP Paribas Study in Vienna


On May 19, 2014, Arthur D. Little hosted an exclusive event in its Vienna office to launch Arthur D. Little – Exane BNP Paribas’ 13th annual Telecom Operators Report with an impressive attendance of CEOs and investors from across the telecom industry.

This year’s edition of the report focuses on the industry’s hottest topic, “Capex: the long march?”, and addresses some critical questions: What are the investment prospects in the telecom sector? Will mobile leaders manage to ward off the challengers? Is consolidation the only option open to the latter? In the fixed line arena, will incumbents catch-up with cable and if so, at what cost?

The importance of this topic for operators, broadcasters, as well as hardware and content providers was highlighted by the over 50 top executives and shareholders of leading operators, internet players, software companies, media groups, equipment manufacturers, as well as regulators from 16 different countries attending the event.

The event began with a welcome by Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Arthur D. Little Austria, Global TIME Practice Leader and co-author of the study. Subsequently, Bertrand Grau, lead author of the study, made the executive presentation of the report, supported by Richard Swinford (ADL London) and Mathieu Robilliard (Exane BNP Paribas) and in the presence of Ignacio Garcia Alves, CEO of Arthur D. Little. This was followed by a Q&A session, during which the participants engaged in a lively discussion about the implications of the findings and questions about future development.

Many guests stayed until after midnight and took advantage of the relaxed atmosphere to engage in high-profile networking and to share their experience with executive leaders.